Jack Bettridge archive

June 2007

Sharp’ning Up Your Cocktail Talk

Posted: Jun 29, 2007 12:21pm ET

Every year dictionary publishers and language arbiters announce with some fanfare words that they have decided to add to the lexicon. Because of the relentless march of technology, many of them are terms that sprout from the conversation of computer buffs and other such electronically obsessed types: blogging, podcasts, texting, for example.

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Further Adventures in Spotting Smokers

Posted: Jun 19, 2007 4:14pm ET

Earlier I blogged about a game I like to play that I call “Seen Smoking.” Not much to it essentially except spotting people smoking cigars. Sometimes it’s on the street, other times it’s in the media or celebrity life.

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The Power of Positive Drinking

Posted: Jun 7, 2007 3:15pm ET

It’s almost like the power of positive drinking…   …strike that…   …positive thinking.   I’ve no sooner put to bed a story on rum for Cigar Aficionado (August 2007 issue) than arrives from the trade organization The Rums of Puerto Rico ( www.

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